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Fundamentals of Fasting – Iftar

Iftar (Breaking Fast) It is highly recommended that the fast be broken as soon as Maghrib (setting of the sun) occurs. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “People will remain happy and prosperous as long as they hasten to break the fast.” It is also recommended that the fast be broken [...]

Fundamentals of Fasting – Suhur

Suhur (Pre-Dawn Meal) The fast begins with a light meal known as suhur, which is taken just before the break of dawn. The Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraged his followers to take this meal, even if it is only a drink of water. Anas ibn Malik said that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, [...]

Fundamentals of Fasting Niyyah (Intention)

Fundamentals of Fasting Niyyah (Intention) For the compulsory fast of Ramadan to be accepted, the intention to fast must be made before Fajr each day. The Prophet (peace be upon him) was reported by Hafsah to have said, “Whoever does not intend to fast before Fajr will have no fast.” As [...]

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